Our oldest daughter is applying for jobs as a dental assistant in Austin and vicinity. She’s never had a job that required an actual resume before, and because she is just out of school, she has to work a little harder to get her foot in the door.
Three way text:
Gordon: Don’t just spam resumes.
Me: Listen to your dad.
Gordon: Dress professionally and go inside. Introduce yourself. Ask for an office manager. They need to be able to put a face to the name.
Me: If you take the time to personally visit, your chances go up. Use phrases like “I would love to be part of a team here.” Present yourself as an asset. You are punctual, disciplined, and you’ve aced the dental program, so be confident.
Kid 1: Yeah, I’m trying hard on my confidence.
Gordon: Also at the end, shake the office manager’s hand, lean in, and whisper, “Hail Hydra.” And then wink.